Thursday, January 28, 2010

Freeplay Postponed!!

Hey Superfans,
As most of you are no doubt already aware, a major snow event is predicted for this weekend. Consequently we are postponing the Freeplay event for the moment. We fully expect to announce a new date in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime feel free to pop by the library and pick up a copy of TRON, Super Mario Brothers, or any other video game adaptation favorites to keep you busy while you're snowed in : ) And of course don't forget we have our big werewolf night coming up next week, so the news isn't all bad!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Freeplay: Modern & Classic Video Game Festival

Hey Superfans:

Those of you who have made it out to the last few Fantasmos have heard us talk about an exciting new signature event we have coming up on January 30th at Central Library called Freeplay. Like Monster Fest and FantaSci, it's an all-day program with panels on video gaming featuring professionally ranked players and experts, as well as film screenings of cult classics. Best of all we will have a plethora of modern and classic video game consoles on hand, as well as the old school, coin-operated arcade machines from the 80's. All available for you to play . . . for free! So whether you're a fan of Atari or Xbox 360, you're totally covered : ) Our massive schedule for the day is as follows:

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Screening of Super Mario Brothers

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Vintage & Modern Computer Gaming - Presented By HRGeeks

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Screening of The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters -
Hosted By Afterburner High Score Record Holder David Hernly

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Homemade Arcades & Repair - Presented By Derek Williams

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Screening of TRON

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Screening of The Last Starfighter

. . . and as mentioned before the video games will be available for freeplay all day long!

If you're a fan of all things video game related, or just like these undeniably awesome movies, you dare not miss what is sure to be the ultimate event of its kind in this area!! See you January 30th!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fantasmo Episode 53: Bad Moon Rising Vol. 3

Hey Superfans!

A big thanks to all of you who came out in the bitter cold for our tribute to Bela Lugosi! It was a fantastic way to start off the new year, and we’re going to keep up the high standards with our February show. As most of you I’m sure know at this stage of the game, the long delayed Wolf Man remake starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins is finally coming out in February. Needless to say we’re pretty excited about it, and particularly my Team Fantasmo partner Rob who holds the original in pretty high regard. As such we thought this would be a fine time for another installment in our Bad Moon Rising series, which celebrates all things werewolf. If you’ve been to Bad Moon Rising before, you know we usually have a combo of one classic werewolf film, and one recent film that has a shot at classic status. Given the timing of the remake we’ve decided to at long last screen the original Lon Chaney Jr. masterpiece. We can’t imagine a more perfect way to see this than on our big screen in glorious Dolby Digital . . . the ultimate prelude to checking out the remake. For our second feature we’ve picked a Werewolves on Wheels type film called Skinwalkers, which combines werewolves and motorcycles (always a potent mix). It’s quite a departure from the classics, but we feel it offers a fun contrast nevertheless. Without any further ado here are your full Episode 53 details:

When: Friday, February 5th, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Films:

8:00 p.m.: The Wolf Man

9:15 p.m.: Skinwalkers

We have a lot of exciting things planned for 2010, and we’re off to a running start with two months worth of classic monsters. Keep watching the blog for info on Fantasmo, a special event coming at the end of January that you won’t want to miss, and some cool reviews I’ll be posting shortly! And of course be sure not to miss this third time’s a charm edition of our Bad Moon Rising series on our bigger than life screen . . . THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN!